Friday, August 30, 2013

Affordable Care Act Workshop - September 12, 2013

Joseph A. Vater, Jr., Esquire
Attorney Joseph A. Vater will be presenting for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania on September 12 at the Affordable Care Act Workshop.  Mr. Vater will be presenting on the financial issues of the Affordable Care Act and their implications for each and every business owner.  Please email the African American Chamber of Commerce for more information:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

NLRB Limits Confidentiality Agreements

Beth A. Slagle, Esquire
Beth Slagle's article "NLRB Limits Confidentiality Agreements" was published in the Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.  Please click here to read Beth's article on page 6.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jason M. Yarbrough Named a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track

Jason M. Yarbrough, Esquire
Jason M. Yarbrough was selected as a 2013 “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.
Yarbrough is one of only 38 Pennsylvania attorneys who have been selected to receive this honor in recognition of his contributions to Pennsylvania’s legal community.  He will be honored at a dinner in Philadelphia in November.
Jason is a trial attorney who assists clients on a number of commercial and construction law matters.  As a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution, construction law, and creditors' rights groups, he counsels clients on day-to-day issues that arise in the course of their businesses and litigates claims related to their commercial operations, construction projects, real property disputes, insurance coverage actions, tax assessment  and employment wage and non-competition matters.
Jason exemplifies a commitment to his community and profession.  He is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, having served on the Council of the ACBA Construction Section since 2010 and is a former representative of the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Bar Leadership Initiative Program.  In addition to this service, he regularly presents at Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center on issues pertaining to contracts and international exporting.
Jason graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Psychology and the University’s Computer Applications Program. In 2004, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with Honors, where he served as Research Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.   He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Hampton Township.

Monday, August 26, 2013

ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable - September 19, 2013

David G. Oberdick, Esquire
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott is proud to sponsor the Pittsburgh Roundtable for the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Litigation Section.  These quarterly meetings allow IP litigation practitioners to network with other attorneys and discuss topics of interest.  All practicing attorneys interested in intellectual property matters are invited to attend - you need not be members of the ABA IP Litigation Section.

September 2013 Topic: 
What Happened During the Summer of 2013?  Hot Topics in IP Law.
Please click here to view the full invitation.
RSVP by September 16th to:

Friday, August 23, 2013

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Fosters Diversity Internally and Externally

Beth A. Slagle, Esquire
Diversity Committee Chair
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott was featured in the August edition of the Lawyers Journal - Diversity and Inclusion Spotlight.  The article focuses on the efforts that the firm has made to promote diversity internally and in the community.  Diversity Committee Chair, Beth Slagle is quoted as saying "We are exploring opportunities internally and externally and could not do this without the ardent support of senior leadership, lawyers, and staff.  We can help not just our legal community, but also our local communities in building a more diverse and inclusive community.  We are taking action to create an inclusive culture instead of just talking about it."

Please click here to read the full article written by Tracy Carbasho.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Murder" Not On List Of Required Home Disclosures

Frank Kosir, Esquire
Frank Kosir's article "Murder" Not On List Of Required Home Disclosures was published in the Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.  Please click here to read Frank's article on page 10.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Rising Stars Mentioned in "On the Docket"

All of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott's Rising Stars were mentioned in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's "On the Docket" section.  Please click here to see the listing.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop: 'Title Washing' Causes Disputes Over Subsurface Rights

Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., Esquire
Ron Hicks' article "'Title Washing' Causes Disputes Over Subsurface Rights" was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop Section.  Please click here to read Ron's article.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Joseph A. Vater, Jr., Quoted on Trib Live

Joseph A. Vater, Jr., Esquire
Attorney Joseph A. Vater, Jr., was a Panelist at the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce 'lunch and learn' session on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, July 26th at Auberle.  Mr. Vater was quoted in an article that was published on the Trib Live website.  Please click here for Mr. Vater's quote and a description of the panel discussion.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ronald Hicks Recognized In The South Pittsburgh Reporter

Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., Esquire
Attorney Ronald Hicks was recognized in The South Pittsburgh Reporter for his recent accomplishment of being named a 2013 Super Lawyer.  Please click here to read Ron's full article.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Andrea Geraghty Recognized In IUP Magazine

Andrea Geraghty, Esquire
Andrea Geraghty was recognized in IUP Magazine for her recent accomplishment of being named a 2013 Super Lawyer and her inclusion on the list of Pennsylvania Top 50 Women Lawyers.  Please click here to read Andrea’s full article.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Business Workshop: FMLA Continues to Expand

Elaina Smiley, Esquire
The Department of Labor continues to expand coverage of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Department recently published an interpretation of the Act that makes it easier for qualified employees to take FMLA leave to care for an adult child with a disability.

Shortly afterward, new regulations were published that expand and clarify FMLA-related military leave.

Among other clarifications, the new Labor Department interpretation says that the onset of the child's disability can come at any age -- even after the age of 18. Previously, there was some controversy as to whether the FMLA covered adult children whose disability had occurred or been diagnosed as an adult.

But now, an employee may take FMLA leave to care for an adult child who is incapable of self-care due to a serious, adult-onset health condition.

The Labor Department next issued regulations expanding military related FMLA leave. Significant changes include:
  • Expanding the ability of a caregiver to take leave to care for covered service members, who now include veterans discharged within the past five years.
  • Expanding the definition of current service member with serious injury or illness to include injuries or illnesses that existed before active duty and were aggravated by service.
  • Expanding qualifying exigency leave, which previously included only the National Guard and Reserves, to include the Regular Armed Forces deployed to a foreign county. Exigency leave includes arranging for care for a parent or child, financial and legal arrangements, and other activities.
  • Expanding the amount of time from five to 15 days that an employee can spend with a military member on rest and recuperation leave.
Employers should revise their current FMLA polices and carefully consider employee requests that may be covered under these expansions.

For more information on this topic, please contact Elaina Smiley at

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Business Workshop section. Business Workshop is a weekly feature from local experts offering tidbits on matters affecting business. Read more: